What is chronic traumatic encephalopathy?

Published On: May 06 2012 04:48:36 PM PDT   Updated On: Jul 08 2014 05:40:55 AM PDT

The NFL has reached a preliminary settlement in a lawsuit filed over player concussions. Find out more about chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the disease several former NFL pros claim they are now suffering from due to hits on the field.

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The NFL has reached a preliminary settlement in a lawsuit filed over player concussions. Find out more about chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the disease several former NFL pros claim they are now suffering from due to hits on the field. Former quarterback Brett Favre says he's suffering memory lapses, which can be a sign of CTE.

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